This is an antique, American quilt completed in 1931 by a maker with the initials RML. We have preserved this dated piece and its maker's signature and used it as a focal point on the center of the back of the jacket. This genre of handcraft is called Red Work. It became popular around 1903 and it is all hand embroidered with red embroidery thread. It is very likely that a young girl made this quilt as Red Work was a popular pastime at the turn of the century for young ladies. This particular piece depicts quite a few nursery rhymes such as "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" and "Rain, Rain Go Away." Overall this quilt is in excellent condition. In addition to all the hand embroidery, the quilt is also hand quilted with museum worthy, dense stitches at approximately 10-11 stitches per inch. This is absolute wearable folk art.
- This is a summer weight quilt, which means it was never meant for warmth but for aesthetics. As a result, it is very thin, lightweight and very soft. It has little to no loft (puffiness).
This Market Jacket is a cropped style with two generous pockets.
We have used 5 vintage buttons as closures down the front.
For your convenience, this coat has a hanging loop at the back of the neck.
This coat is a Lady Lancaster size Small and fits a U.S. Size 2-10. Please reference measurements for specific fit.
24.5 ” top of back of neck to the bottom of the hem (overall length) 22” laying flat, armpit to armpit, buttoned coat
22” shoulder seam to bottom of arm, uncuffed
Please note that all of our jackets are made from antique quilts and the fabric reflects this. Our fabrics are sometimes older than 100 years old and are perfectly worn. We believe this is what makes them special and is part of their charm. All of our garments are pre-washed in special restoration quilt wash. We recommend only spot cleaning if necessary.